The Mini Convertible will continue for the foreseeable future, with a new model to come in 2025.
“There is great demand for the latest, freshly updated model,” Bernd Körber, Head of the Mini brand said. “The vehicle’s future success is convincing.”
Zesty yellow is the new, exclusive color for 2022 Mini convertibles. However, there’s no indication that yellow ragtops are fueling that demand.
A larger radiator grille, redesigned headlights, and side scuttles were detailed in our coverage previously. The Mini debuted three decades ago followed by the convertible. Mini claims their open-top, four-seater is the world’s best-selling convertible. Fewer convertibles in production will cause that.
Mini Convertibles have had the greatest acceptance in Germany, followed by the US and Great Britain. “Last year, almost one in five Mini customers in Germany opted for open-top driving fun,” said Körber. “This demonstrates the great enthusiasm of the Mini community for a vehicle concept like this in the future.”
True, the Mini Convertible is the only open-top in a shrinking premium small car segment. Three engine options, all with Mini’s TwinPower turbo technology, start with a 136 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque in a 1.5 liter, direct-injected three-cylinder. Next up in the S model is a 192 HP, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, with 206 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the range, the John Cooper Works’ four-banger puts out 231 HP and 235 lb-ft of torque.
Despite its frowning, bewildered-looking front fascia, the Mini Convertible has a high fun quotient. Starting at $27,900 and graduating to $31,900, you might consider buying one before the brand’s new generation of pure electric small cars is upon us.